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By J. A. Cuddon

With new entries and delicate edits, this 5th variation areas J.A. Cuddon’s vital dictionary firmly within the twenty first Century.

  • Written in a transparent and hugely readable type
  • Comprehensive ancient insurance extending from precedent days to the current day
  • Broad highbrow and cultural variety
  • Expands at the prior variation to include the latest  literary terminology
  • New fabric is especially targeted in parts comparable to gender experiences and queer conception, post-colonial idea, post-structuralism, post-modernism, narrative concept, and cultural reports.
  • Existing entries were edited to make sure that subject matters obtain balanced therapy

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The core doctrines of the Analects are deeply conservative, espousing the attainment of wisdom through learning, informed by reverence for the past, tradition, parents, state, and early exemplary rulers in Chinese history. Some of these values are exhibited in the following extracts: The Master said, Govern the people by regulations, keep order among them by chastisements, and they will flee from you, and lose all selfrespect. Govern them by moral force, keep order among them by ritual and they will keep their self-respect and come to you of their own accord.

This collection was edited and published in 1942. Other examples are Baconiana (1679); Blackguardiana (c. 1785); Addisoniana (1803); Boxiana (1818–29); Feminiana (1835). See anecdote; biography; table-talk. ). In drama, for instance, the approach to the climax in Othello when the Moor murders Desdemona in Act V. anachorism (Gk ‘something misplaced’) Action, scene or character placed where it does not belong. See anachronism. anachronism (Gk ‘back-timing’) In literature anachronisms may be used deliberately to distance events and to underline a universal verisimilitude and timelessness – to prevent something being ‘dated’.

Or didactic play. Hard-hitting agitprop, often linked to workers’ campaigns, resurfaced in Europe and America at another period of international and political turmoil in the late 1960s and 1970s. Theatre movements inspired by agitprop methods also arose in developing countries, such as the Theatre of the Oppressed, which originated in Brazil but now is global in its scope. See also documentary theatre. agnominatio A meaningful play on words which depends upon the repetition of a word with a subtly altered sound or letter.

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